Creating Better Food For Your Family

When was the last time you made food for your family that everyone talked about for weeks? It isn't always easy to design menus and prepare food that people will love, which is why a focus on healthy options can make a big difference. About a year ago, I started paying more and more attention to making different things that my friends and family would love, and it was really incredible to see the difference that my new cooking choices made. Now, I can honestly say that my kids love my cooking, and it has really brought us together as a family. Check out this blog for great information on creating better food for family.

Reusing And Recycling Single Serving Coffee Cups

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Single serving coffee makers can make it much easier for you and everyone in your family to get the exact coffee that you want. All you have to do is to put the little cup in the coffee maker, put your mug down, hit the button, and you're ready to drink. However, that means that you end up with a lot of those little cups hanging around. They can start filling up your trash cans quickly. So, what can you do to prevent that, other than not using that coffee maker at all?

Reusable Filters/Cups

One thing you can do is to use reusable single serving filters or cups. They would be similar to what you are using already, except that you don't toss it away when you are done, you rinse it out. The reusable filters look similar to the single serving cups that you can pick up at the store, like Keurig k cups. You just put the coffee you want in the filter, pop it into the machine, hit the button, and you're ready to go. You can have a number of these filters so that you can have coffee ready to go when you want it. You may want to store filled ones in zippable plastic bags to make sure that no extraneous air gets to them. When you are done, just dump out the coffee grounds, rinse out the filter, and it's all set to be used again. 


If you want to continue to use the ready-made single serving coffee cups, then you can look into a recycling program. Your local recycling service may pick them up, but if they don't there are other options that you can take advantage of. For example, you may be able to send your used cups to a program that takes the empty cups and reuses them in different ways. One company may use the old cups, including any coffee grounds which may still be in them, and turn them into compost. That compost can help amend the soil and make it better for other plants to use. Coffee grounds are a great way to add nitrogen to the soil, which helps promotes plant growth. 

If you are a big fan of single serving coffee machines, but not such a huge fan of a bunch of empty coffee cups sitting around, there are ways that you can handle it and still get your coffee. 


6 June 2017